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Technical Characteristics

Tour Profile: Easy. You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic.  Stages 2 and 5 are a little bit hilly.

Distance: 273 km

Travel Dates: Daily departures from April 3 to October 9, 2022
Season 1 : April 3 – May 20 and October 1 – October 8
Season 2 : May 21 – September 30

Accommodation:

Best Western Grand Hotel Bristol **** Category A

In front of the train station, the Best Western Grand Hôtel Bristol is a perfect base for exploring the historic city centre, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. A subtle blend of regional heritage and contemporary design places the hotel midway between two eras. The 91 air-conditioned rooms with traditional or contemporary decor are equipped with a flat screen TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. The hotel offers a fitness and spa center with sauna and hammam.

Hotel Beausejour *** Category B

The Keller family spirit has ensured quality accommodation since 1913. Just a short walk from the historic center of Colmar sits the charming family run Hotel Beauséjour. From this privileged location, you can be in the town center in just 8 minutes by foot to discover the areas rich cultural history. The hotel features personalized guestrooms and a restaurant with a view of the summer garden. Enjoy traditional and regional cuisine in the candlelit dining room or in the garden during the warmer months.

Our rally tour takes you right into the heart of the Alsatian wine country. You will experience daily the diversity of this beautiful region, visiting the pearls of the Alsatian Wine Route. Quietly ride on cycle paths and through vineyards to the three capital cities of Alsace: Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse.

Itineraries

Day 1

Colmar

Arrival in Colmar, check-in at the hotel and free time for sightseeing of the town.

Day 2

Round trip to the famous wine villages 45 or 61 km

You leave Colmar heading north through Houssen and ride to
Ribeauvillé, before returning to Colmar through the beautiful wine villages of Riquewihr, Turckheim and Eguisheim.

Day 3

Colmar – Munster 40 km

From Colmar, take the direction of the Munster Valley by Turckheim and Zimmerbach. The varied landscape of the Munster Valley is one of the most beautiful in Massif des Vosges boasting rounded peaks, high growing stubble, steep mountainsides and lakes originating from glaciers. Discover a region and its emblematic cheese: the Munster! Discover all the stages in the production of this famous cheese thanks to almost 2,000 m² of exhibits in the Maison du Fromage. You will come back to Colmar on a cycle path through nature and little villages.

Day 4

Colmar – Breisach – Colmar 71 km

After the stages through the vineyards, today is quite a comfortable ride along the Rhine Valley. In Neuf-Brisach, you ride through the octagonal Baroque fortification, which was built in around 1700 by Vauban, the master builder to Louis XIV. After passing the Rhine bridges you come to Breisgau. In Marckolsheim, where you can visit a bunker from the Maginot Line, you ride back into France. You then follow the canal cycle path back to Colmar.

Day 5

Colmar – Guebwiller - Mulhouse 50 or 76 km + train

From Colmar you go to the south along the Alsace Wine Route and its typical villages. From Guebwiller, you cycle to Bollwiller and take the train or continue to Ungersheim, until the Ecomusee d’Alsace. From there, the cycle path guides you directly to Mulhouse. Return to Colmar by train.

Day 6

Strasbourg 25 km

The trains to Strasbourg run almost every hour or half hour. If you still want to ride a little bit, take the train with your bike and get off at the station Estein. You will then take the advantage of an attractive trail of 25 km until Strasbourg. You will come back with the train to Colmar.

Day 7

Departure or extension

Prices

    Included:

    • Accommodation in the selected category
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
    • Well prepared route guidance
    • Signposted tour
    • 1 Train Ticket Mulhouse-Colmar
    • 1 Train Ticket Colmar-Strasbourg-Colmar
    • Detailed travel documents 1 per room (route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
    • GPS data available
    • Rental bike insurance
    • Hotline service

    Not Included:

    • Dinner and Lunch
    • Visits and Park fees
    • Local taxes

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